Yes/No Boundaries and Consent with Kristy Janvier

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A workshop with Kristy Janvier around boundaries and consent rooted in the practice of Contact Improvisation and somatic exercises from Embodied Flow. There will be meditation, touch, learning to say yes/no verbally and non-verbally, and physical movement/yoga practice. Open to all levels of those interested in this topic for their personal or work life

Tuesday February 11 9:30am-11:30am

Ruth Carse Centre for Dance

$15 drop in (Good women class cards apply)

About the facilitator:

Kristy Janvier is born and raised in Flin Flon and is of Dene (English River First Nation), English/Irish, and Ukrainian decent. At the age of 18 she began working overseas as a professional actress/dancer. After 15 years of working in the entertainment industry with Disney, Kristy sought out other forms of movement and dance making work based on improvisation and interaction with bodies and space. Upon returning to Canada, she has connected to her roots through contemporary-Indigenous dance. She had an opportunity to explore her research on water, the rivers, bloodlines and healing with the support of Young Lungs Dance Exchange in Winnipeg (winter 2016-17). She has attended 8 Days in Toronto (June ’17) and performed at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre in New Brunswick (August ’17), a solo work-in-progress with Free Flow in Saskatoon (September ’17) and Weesageechak begins to Dance in Toronto (November’17), toured as an invited guest with Dancers of Damelahamid (October-November ’17). The video work from the E|MERGE artist residency at Earthdance, Massachusetts (February ’18) has screened at 5 film festivals in Canada. Toured with with Dancers of Damelahamid for the premier of Mînowin. Currently working on a new solo project called “Hide” which was initially supported by the Made in BC creative residency program.

Committing to her yoga practice in 2007, Kristy has trained with YogaWorks, Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers, and Embodied Flow with Tara Judelle and Dr. Scott Lyons. As a bridge between the dance and meditative world, Expressive Arts Therapy has also been a deep interest in connecting the two worlds. In addition, she is a co-creator of Soul Sister Summer Camp, an annual women’s nature retreat in northern Manitoba (www.borealgatherings.com). Currently teaching in Flin Flon, MB.